Young Frankenstein

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“Young Frankenstein” is directed by Will Barnhart and will run October 11-13 and 18-20, 2019. Limited rehearsals will be held during the first two weeks of August with full rehearsals starting August 19th.
 
Auditions for “Young Frankenstein” are Thursday, August 1st and Friday, August 2nd from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, August 3rd from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Callbacks will be held Saturday, August 3rd from 3-6 p.m. with casting announced the evening of Sunday, August 4th. Looking for actors age 17 and up.
 

All auditionees will need to complete a vocal and dance audition.  Vocal selections should be in the style of the show, or a musical theater piece, and be 16-32 bars long. For those wanting to sing from the show, excerpts will be provided and posted through a link on the Facebook audition event page and on the STC website. These excerpts will also be used for callbacks. An accompanist will be provided for auditions. If singing a selection of your own, you must provide sheet music for the accompanist. Vocalists with lead sheets, accompaniment tracks, or singing a capella will not be accepted. If you need assistance in finding sheet music, please reach out prior to the audition days.

Dance auditions will consist of a short choreographed number. A video of the dance audition will be posted through a link on the Facebook audition event and on the STC website for those who would like to learn it in advance. Women auditioning for the show will also be asked to participate in an additional tap audition. This dance will also have a video posted before auditions. If you have your own tap shoes please bring them, if not it is ok. You will still be able to do the tap audition.

Some auditionees may be asked to sing, dance, or read. Being asked to do more does not guarantee a part, just as not being asked to do these does not mean that you won’t be cast.

If you are unable to make auditions, a mail-in audition will be accepted. Those auditioning by email will need to submit an audition form, a video of you singing a vocal selection as mentioned above, and a video of the dance audition (both dances, if you are a woman). Please send the email audition to the Producer, Tammy Kuhn-Schnell. tammyschnell@mac.com

All auditionees, please do your best to be available for callbacks. If you know you won’t be available, please mark so on your audition form.

Summary:
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
 
Character & Cast Breakdown:
Please note: No ages are given for parts. We ask that those auditioning for the production be at least 17 years of age at the time of auditions due to content of the show. All parts are relative to those that fit the roll. An actor can be made to look older or younger based on production needs. Casting will be based on chemistry and ability to create character.
 
Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr.
Victor Von Frankenstein.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
 
The Monster
The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Db2
 
Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a
hunchback.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
 
Frederick’s young assistant. Attractive and a resident of
Transylvania.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3
 
Frederick’s boisterous fiancé.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
 
Stern housekeeper of the Frankenstein estate and former lover of
Victor Frankenstein.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3
 
The head of police in Transylvania. Driven by justice, with a wooden
arm and leg.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
 
The ensemble will consist of up to 11 men and 11 women. All
ensemble members will play: Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers
and Frankenstein Family Members. Of those 22 actors various parts
will be given, some of which are listed below.
 
The infamous Dr. Frankenstein and Frederick’s grandfather.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C#2
 
Ziggy
The village idiot.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: D3
 
Telegraph Boy
Shoeshine Man/Boy
Two horses
Dracula
 
Elizabeth Benning’s Entourage:
Masha – nails
Sasha – makeup
Tasha – hair
Basha – wardrobe
Bob – astrologer